Thank you to everyone who came out this past Monday for our Community Program. We learned how light allows astronomers to understand things such as the size, temperature and age of distant stars in our galaxy. Unfortunately the weather did not allow us to view anything with our telescope, but hopefully next time we will have clear skies!
Our next program will be on Monday, December 15 at 7:30 pm, when we look at the Wonders of our Winter Sky. If you are planning to attend, please register online at www.northpenncep.org to reserve your seat. You can register at the door, but are not guaranteed a seat unless you register ahead of time.
Weather permitting we will attempt to view the Andromeda Galaxy or the Orion Nebula through our new telescope following the planetarium program. See you there!
If you missed the solar eclipse on October 23, check out this link to some great videos of the event from Griffiths Observatory in California: Live Stream of Solar Eclipse
If you didn't get a chance to see the Lunar Eclipse on 10/8/2014, check out this streaming video from the Griffith Observatory in California: Live Stream
Welcome back to another great year in the North Penn Planetarium!! As the new school year is beginning we are excited to offer some new and exciting programs to the community. Please check out our Community Page with the updated schedule. Check back often for more updates on what is happening in the planetarium and in the sky!
The North Penn Planetarium is now on Twitter! If you would like to learn about astronomy and get information on upcoming events in the planetarium here at North Penn, then follow us at @NPplanetarium!
The North Penn School District would like to welcome you to the North Penn Planetarium. Our planetarium features a state of the art 30 foot dome and can seat up to 57 people. We offer programming that caters to all ages featuring presentations that focus on such things as our changing night sky, the seasonal sun and the moon, as well as many other aspects of our sky.
If you have some questions for Mr. Bauman, the Planetarium Director, check out the Ask Mr. B! link on the left. You can also check out the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day by clicking on the NASA link on the left. You will also find a link for a feedback form. If you have attended a program at the planetarium, please take a few minutes to fill out the form so that we can hear about your experience and work to make our programs the most enjoyable and educational that we can. Please check out the link to request use of the planetarium for a private function/group. You will find information about our fee structure and the programs that we offer, as well as a form to submit for reserving the planetarium. After you submit your form, I will be in touch as soon as I am able to confirm dates, times and the programing.
Keep checking back frequently as we continue to update our website!
See you in the stars!
North Penn Planetarium
Last Modified on November 19, 2014